Collins Adjei Mensah

Qualifications: B.A. Social Science (Geography and Economics)MPhil Geography (Specializing in Urban Planning)PhD in Urban and Regional Planning
Affiliation: Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Research Gate Profile


Dr. Collins Adjei Mensah is a lecturer at University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He is a strong advocate for sustainability of urban green spaces in Africa and is currently undertaking a project on revitalizing the loss of urban green spaces in Africa using Kumasi Metropolis (Ghana) as the study area. The project is underpinned by collaborative governance theory and case study research strategy. The rich teaching and research experiences of Dr. Adjei Mensah in urban affairs and environmental management have put him on top of issues affecting town planning, urban governance, green space management, informal settlements, environmental sustainability, and rural and urban livelihoods especially in the context of Africa.
His dedication and strong desire for preserving and integrating the natural vegetation in the urban physical landscape has made him renowned for contributing to a number of policy papers and academic articles on urban green spaces, in order to enhance the existing knowledge in these areas.

Current research

-The state of green spaces in Kumasi city (Ghana): Lessons for other African cities.
– Community participation in urban planning: The perspective of green space management in Ghana.
– Housing affordability as a reflexivity of quality of life.

Research Interest

Urban and regional planning, sustainable urban development, landscape ecology, public spaces and green space management, social policy and governance, housing and informal settlements, rural and urban livelihoods, urban resilience and safety, and environmental sustainability.


Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo
RurbanAfrican Project on Sub-Saharan Africa